Year 9 is traditionally one of the most challenging years for students. It requires a carefully tailored program that is both relevant and stimulating, that meets and exceeds the many demands and expectations of this year level.
The Year 9 program maintains the stability and structure gained through the study of core and elective subjects.
- Religious Education
- Physical Education
- The Arts (Visual Arts and Performing Arts)
- LOTE (French)
- Food Technology
The Year 9 curriculum is further complimented by 2 camps, designed to promote learning outside the bounds of the classroom and to allow students to gain experiences they may otherwise not obtain. The focus of these camps is co-operation, curriculum, community and celebration.
At Mary MacKillop College we have designed a curriculum that allows stdents to explore a range of subjects related to their interest and vocational aspirations, whilst at the same time, maintaining a breadth of subjects that enable students to keep their options open. Each Year 10 student will study the compulsory subjects under the Australian Curriculum; these are: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Humanities.
Year 10 is very much a preparation for the VCE and VCAL and our Year 10 curriculum empowers the students with the knowledge and skills to make informed and appropriate subject choices as they enter their Senior Years. Year 10 students are able to to a VET subject or VCE subject.